Legal Institutions

International Law Symposium – 6 July – 9 July 2017, Bologna, Italy

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Today’s practitioners, whether operating domestically or internationally, are required to know how the law from other jurisdictions impacts on their  client’s business affairs. Whether the client is located in the US or UK or in Europe, a practitioner needs to understand the fundamental elements of these legal systems in order to protect and or defend their client’s business.

This week has been specifically developed to assist the local practitioner to understand the basic requirements of the common law system.

The first part of the course will start with an introduction to common law system of law and look at how the common law system developed.

The second part of the course will involve the study of various areas of common law in the UK and contracted to the US system. We will study contracts law, torts law, the impact of equity, remedies available for breach.

The third part of the course will focus on the impact of the conflict of laws (private international law). How does this operate in the areas of tort, contract, property and so on and transactions which contain a foreign element.For example, conflict of laws issues will arise if proceedings are contemplated in London in respect of a contract involving a party in Italy seeking to recover damages for breach of a contract governed by the law of Italy.

The fourth part of the course will look at civil litigation procedure from studying the legal institutions, and the civil procedure rules including discovery, interrogatories, affidavits.

The final part of the course will involve a negotiation of a dispute where participants will have the chance to role play in the negotiation. At the conclusion of the negotiation, the participants will also be drafting terms of settlement for the matter.

The topics to be covered in this symposium are:-

1. Introduction to the common law system in the UK and US and terminology

2. Contracts law and terminology in the UK and US and the international sale of goods (Vienna Convention)

3.  Torts law and terminology in the UK and US

4. Equity law in the UK and terminology

5. Remedies and damages in the US & UK for breach of contract and torts

6. Law of contract – forum of competent jurisdiction and the law of the contract

7. The Impact of private international law on commercial transactions

8. Commencing proceedings and civil litigation procedure including discovery, interrogatories, affidavits.

9. Dispute Resolution and the art of negotiation

10. Case study – participants will role play in the negotiation and draft terms of settlement for the matter.

Detailed Program and Registration – Click here or for further information fill in the attached form.

Legal English and Common Law for International Practitioners – 1 June – 4 June 2017, Bologna, Italy

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Abstract

This course is aimed at lawyers, notaries, accountants, in-house counsel and other professional advisers who wish to master their skills in international business.

This course is the first stepping-stone for any practitioner advising clients with business affairs in the UK or clients planning to diversify their activities with a global perspective. 

The course is also suitable for students or practitioners thinking of qualifying as a solicitor under the QLTS scheme in the UK, or sitting for the TOLES examination (The Official Legal English Examination).

This course will be held from 1 June 2017 – 4 June 2017 in Bologna for a total of 20 hours in-class face to face lectures and workshops. 

The head -trainer, Sofia Parastatidou, is admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and a leading Legal English Trainer in Italy. 

The topics to be covered in this course include:- 

  1. Introduction to the common law system and the English Legal Profession
  2. Contracts Law & Terminology
  3. Introduction to Tort Law & Terminology
  4. UK Company Law 
  5. Real Property Transactions and Conveyancing in the UK
  6. Succession in the UK (wills and probate)
  7. Trusts in the UK 
  8. Introduction to Tax and Accounting in the UK
  9. Brexit and the Implications for the Legal Profession and their clients
  10. Case Studies, Role Plays and practical exercises 

Further details and a detailed program are available by emailing  interlawconferences@gmail.com or completing the form below.

Detailed Program and Registration (Click here)

CIVIL LITIGATION  (QLTS Module)  

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Upon completion of this core practice area, participants will:-

  • Understand the nature of civil litigation
  • Be able to identify the critical steps in civil litigation

Participants will learn how to do

  1. Do a case analysis
  2. Evaluate different courses of action
  3. Consider the prospect of litigation funding or public funding
  4. Identify and take steps in court procedure taken in the preparation and conduct of litigation.
  5. Alternate Dispute Resolution
  6. Enforcement and appeal of judgements
  7. Drafting appropriate pleadings

 

For further details send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com. Course dates for 2017 will be available shortly. Click here to visit our website  Civil Litigation – QLTS module

 

International Franchise Law & Practice – Masterclass

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One of the most popular business models used today to expand globally is franchising.

We have developed this course to assist the practitioner and their client to understand the complexities of this type of business expansion.

The International Franchising Law Masterclass is comprised of the following topic areas:

  1. Different business models in the franchising system
  2. Business format of franchising
  3. The impact of different cultures and legal systems of international franchising
  4. The effect of a wide range of laws which govern franchising such as franchising laws, codes of conduct, trademark protection, dispute resolution
  5. New developments in taxation avoidance and minimisation and the impact it has on business models.

More specifically, we will be looking at:-

  1. Definition of franchising.
  2. Assessing a franchise business for suitability of transport to overseas jurisdictions.
  3. The role of legal advisers in the business decision to expand a franchise to a new country.
  4. Comparison of Business Models (organics, agents, distributors, licencing, franchising, joint ventures, master franchisees)
  5. Franchising and the concept of culture
  6. Building and protecting the brand
  7. Due diligence
  8. Brand Due Diligence
  9. Role of advisers in due diligence
  10. Contents of a franchising agreement
  11. Obligations of franchisor and franchisee
  12. Other important terms in a franchise agreement
  13. Due Diligence Considerations
  14. Carve-outs
  15. Comparative session – Italy v UK
  16. International Franchise Laws and Regulations
  17. Franchise Business Structures
  18. Expansion in franchising
  19. Legal Issues in negotiation matters
  20. Intellectual Property Issues
  21. Protection of Trade Marks
  22. Real Property considerations – Leases and licences
  23. Dispute Resolution
  24. Alternative dispute resolution – mediation and arbitration
  25. Forum and choice of Law
  26. Factors in dispute resolution
  27. The future of franchising
  28. Social Franchising
  29. Exit Strategies – selling, insolvency, buyouts, public listing, venture capitalists

The students will be learning the above through caselaw and practice case studies to apply the concepts to real practical situations.

For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com to join our mailing list or visit our website International Franchising Law and Practice

Intellectual Property Law Masterclass

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Philosophical and economic underpinnings lie behind Intellectual Property Law.

The law of intellectual property includes the areas of copyright, design, patents, confidential information, business reputation and trademarks.

In the Intellectual Property Law Masterclass, we will be studying key policy issues, the rationale and role of intellectual property law.

We will examine the overlap between areas of protection, the growing importance of obligations under international treaties and the interaction of intellectual property law with other areas such as competition law and contract law.

For each category of intellectual property, we will be learning about how the rights arise, the nature of the rights protected, ownership and exploitation. Finally, we will study infringement types and what remedies are available to owners of IP.

In particular, the Masterclass will cover: –

  1. Introduction and history of intellectual property
  2. International aspects of intellectual property protection
  3. International Treaties & UK statues and the system in the US
  4. Common Law principles and the protection of intellectual property
  1. Copyright principles and protection
  2. Copyright Assignment and Licensing
  3. Copyright Infringement, Defences and Remedies
  1. Industrial Designs & Requirements for registration
  2. Infringement of Design, Defences and Remedies
  1. Patents principles and protection
  2. Infringement of Patents, Defences and Remedies
  1. Confidential information and principles
  2. Remedies for breach of confidential information in contract and equity
  3. Defences for breach of confidential information and Remedies
  1. Business Reputation and principles in the action of passing off
  2. Misrepresentation, Association, Sponsorship and endorsement
  1. Trade Marks elements and principles
  2. History of Trademarks at common law and international conventions
  3. Classes of designated goods and services
  4. Trade Mark registration and elements necessary for registration
  5. Grounds for opposition to registration
  6. Licensing of Trade Marks
  7. Infringement, Defences and Remedies
  1. Domain names and new technology issues
  1. The Future of IP

For further details for classes in 2017 send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com to join our mailing list or visit our website Intellectual Property Master Class

CIVIL LITIGATION – MASTERCLASS  

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This masterclass will introduce participants to the day-to-day practicalities of civil litigation in the UK.

The topics covered in the course are:

  1. General issues
  2. Jurisdictional issues -original and appellate
  3. the logistics of commencing an action;
  4. the various interlocutory steps between the commencement of an action and the hearing stage, including discovery and inspection and the issuing of subpoenas;
  5. evidence in relation to procedural matters;
  6. the logistics of “running” a matter including judgement and enforcement of judgment;
  7. elementary drafting principles, including practical drafting of documents;
  8. mediation and alternative dispute resolution

For further details send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com. Course dates for 2017 will be available shortly on our website Civil Litigation

 

 

The System of Common Law and Legal Institutions

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This course introduces participants to the origins, history and present operation of the court system and legal institutions of the English common law system. We will examine the sources of law and the role of parliament in the United Kingdom.

We will look at the hierarchy of system of courts and tribunals in the UK as well as the theory and practice of precedent, the rules of statutory interpretation and how appeals function. Additionally we will study the role of the EU and Human Rights legislation on domestic law.

Finally, we will finish our course with an examination of the nature of the legal profession, the prospects of working as a lawyer in the UK and future developments for the profession.

Students will be introduced to and have the opportunity to develop the skills necessary not only for the successful completion of their legal studies through legal essays and answering legal problems but will have the opportunity to learn to analyse and apply legal precedents as they would in ‘real’ life. This will be achieved through a study of relevant legislation and cases, class problems and class skills tasks.

The topics to be covered include:-

1)     A Brief History of the Common Law

2)     The English Court System and the Common Law

3)     The system of appellate jurisdiction

4)     Supreme power: Parliamentary Sovereignty and Law Making

5)     Judicial Law Making and the Doctrine of Precedent

6)     Statute Interpretation

7)     The European Union

8)     The Legal Profession

9)     Firm Structure

10)  Careers in Law

For further details, please send an email to interlawconferences@gmail.com or click on this link Common Law Legal Institutions